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He was born in Exuma. He worked as an upholsterer, furniture finisher, and house painter. He did not become an artist until he was in his 40s. Ferguson's official Art Gallery is located in Nassau, Bahamas. He would usually paint on cardboard with house paint. He often titled his paintings using poor grammar and misspellings. He always signed his paintings with the phrase “Paint by Mr. Amos Ferguson”. Amos Ferguson wasn’t trained as an artist and was known as an outsider artist. He often said “I paint by faith, not by sight”. His paintings, which sell for as much as $45,000, are displayed in galleries in the Bahamas, the United States, and other homes, museums, and art galleries around the world. He died in Nassau.
- Grimes, William (October 29, 2009). "Amos Ferguson, 89, Bahamian Artist, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
The Nassau Guardian The [Bahamas] Tribune The New York Times Dr. Gail Saunders, Bahamas The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas The Harry C. Moore Library & Information Centre, The Bahamas The Official website of Amos Ferguson - amosfergusonartgallery.com The Amos Ferguson Official Gallery, The Bahamas
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